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Beckhams Tighten Death Grip on America

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DUMMIES David and Victoria wax politics with W. at Madame Tussaud's

David Beckham is going to have to sell a lot of jerseys if he plans to maximize payout on his incentive-

laden, five-year, $250 million contract with Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy. If the media hoopla (and initial sales numbers) in the aftermath of the deal are any indication, he's well on his way. Since announcing the deal on January 11, Beckham has:

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... Been approached by Fox to star in a reality-show knockoff of The Osbournes

... Slayed dragons in a Disney ad campaign shot by Annie Lebowitz

... Shot a 30-second Superbowl spot for NFL Networks alongside Janet Reno, Martha Stewart, Paris Hilton, and Larry David, among others (but not Britney Spears)

... Had the wax likenesses of him and his wife Victoria put on display in Times Square

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All this, and he's not even slated to play till August!

Full wax figure imagery (with Bush!) after the jump!

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